Visiting a museum is always a unique experience, as each one has its own distinct characteristics, style, and of course, content. Museum subjects vary greatly from city to city, and can range from firefighter's museums to fine art, to sports. If you need help making a selection, our 10Best list highlights the top spots to visit in Albuquerque.



If you like to time travel, visit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain Road NW, 505-841-2800). The newly updated museum boasts a new permanent Start Up! Albuquerque and the Personal Computer Revolution. Albuquerque...  Read More

Albuquerque Museum
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An excellent place for Albuquerque exploration is at the Albuquerque Museum History (2000 Mountain Road NW, 505-243-7255, In addition to highlighting the Duke City's history from pre-Spanish contact through the Civil War,...  Read More

Turquoise Museum


Displays relate the formation process of this gemstone and also chronicle its many uses by Native Americans during prehistoric times. Among the highlights are a simulated mine shaft that features numerous specimens from four continents. Stop by...  Read More



A vast collection of exhibits, performances, and information on Native American culture in general and the Pueblo Indians in particular. Weekend performances of Native American dances, arts and crafts demonstrations, and many year-round special...  Read More



More than 10 million individual items from all parts of the world. Items include archaeological, ethnological, archival, photo and skeletal materials. Exhibits feature topics from the contemporary Southwest, the Americas and beyond. Research...  Read More



New Mexico's largest collection of fine art includes works from seminal artists such as Rembrandt, Picasso and O'Keeffe. Other exhibits include photographs and prints. Regularly scheduled guided tours, lectures, and symposia.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
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The museum highlights the history of atomic energy, from its discovery to Los Alamos's Manhattan Project and atomic weapons to peaceful uses for atomic energy such as nuclear medicine. A B-52 bomber and other aircraft are displayed on the grounds.



Just across from the Albuquerque Museum is ¡Explora!, an interactive, science-based children's museum for kids of all ages. Learn about water dynamics, aviation, electronics, robots, physics and light through a variety of interactive exhibits...  Read More

Tinkertown Museum


Over 40 years of carving and collecting have produced Ross J. Ward's Tinkertown. The folk art museum began with two main attractions: a carved wooden miniature three-ring circus that Ward created as a teenager, and a diminutive...  Read More

American International Rattlesnake Museum


An albino western diamondback is among the rare specimens at this unique museum. Educational video provides insightful information about these enigmatic creatures. For example, the snake can't hear it's own rattle, and the human fatality rate...  Read More


Meet Jennifer Boren

A native of Oklahoma, by way of New Mexico and now Utah, Jennifer Boren makes her home in Salt Lake City.  A total lover of Park City, she spends many weekends there, especially in the...  More About Jennifer